Friday, January 16, 2009

some goodies

I actually have no pics of my eats today, i was kinda on the move all day & didn't have my camera with me (do'h) they were pretty boring anyway!
On the way home though we stopped into a health food store and picked up these yummies which are definitely worth posting bout.
First let me just say in the US you guys have the coolest sounding PB flavors ever, i mean choc PB!!! Wel over here this is as close as i get to that kind of perfection in a jar, it's called freenut butter, it's made from sunflower seeds and it is amazing!!!
It tastes kinda peanut buttery but darker (i don't think anything can actually taste darker, but richer didn't seem to be the right adjective!) Anyway i could eat jar fulls of this stuff, but i reluctantly restricted myself to a tblsp on a couple of rye Ryvita crackers for a snack.

Erica from Itzy's Kitchen posted about these bumble bars that looked so good and i didn't think they'd sell them in Australia but shockingly the health food store we stopped by sold one flavor of them: Chai with almonds i'm super excited to try it!
I also picked up some other bars, a wallaby bar which is fruity with flaxseeds, puffed rice & soybeans- it's super yummy. Then an apricot bar which i've never had but i need to eat more apricots (they have high iron) anywyay i love dried fruit bars, so i'll hopefully like it.
Okay i'm off i'll catch you all later, have a great night
ox

28 comments:

aussirish said...

heya girlie,
yay for yummy pb :)
in america they get aloo the good foods right? but the bars look yummy too...we get wallaby bars over here in irelad too!!
do u have eatnatural bars over there?
have a great friday hun,
xxxx

Vegetation said...

I have such a terrible addiction to that Sunflower Seed Butter! I can eat it by the spoonful too (and it's wonderful on a sandwich with strawberry jam!)

lborg said...

Yeah, I really like wild rice and it's my husband's favorite rice. We just both really love rice, too though, haha. : )

Have fun baking, can't wait to see what you make!

I've never had sunflower seed butter, but it sounds pretty good.

dietdessertndogs said...

Hi Amira,

I found your blog through Vegetation's--welcome to the world of blogging! Thought it worth a mention that I love chia and use it quite often as an egg sub, and I use only spelt (or barley or oats--no wheat) in the recipes on my blog :)

Looking forward to reading about the yummy foods you're eating!

Erica said...

Hi! thanks for the little shout out! I haven't tried that flavor- tell me if you like it ;)

Josh loves sunflower seed butter! Its such a nice alternative to peanutbutter!

Yayy for almost the weekend ;)

hangukdrama said...

Cool, i love these kind of bars too. but Singapore doesn't have much variety and its terribly expensive. ):

anw I'm moving on gradually to a no-meat diet too. Having loads of oats, yoghurt and veggies :D

p.s alot of ppl stared at me when i was biting that corn ice cream haha

Taylor said...

Hey Amira! That sunflower seed butter looks good!! Plus the bars!!

Enjoy your weekend girly!!

aredcardigan said...

Thank you dear for your lovely comment:)

YES you HAVE TO TRY CARAMELIZED ONIONS WITH MUSHROOMS!
You tummy will thank ya!

I love peanut butter...in the US they have freshly grounded pb where YOU ground them yourself...you know like grounded coffee...good stuff good stuff:)

shelby said...

I've never tried Bumble Bars, I can't wait to see the review.

emilydh211 said...

That peanut butter looks sooo good! Its too bad you dont have any of the yummy flavored peanut butter! :(

Hayley said...

No chocolate peanut butter? You poor thing! You should head on over to The Peanut Butter Boy's site for some awesome homemade recipes.

followmyweigh said...

good job for sticking to a TBSP! so hard, cool looking nut butter!!!

jessy said...

oooooh! i'm gonna have to check out that sunbutter! it sounds really, really good! something i'd most likely love!

let us know how those bumble bars are - i've seen the around but i need a little push before i try one! :)

carolinebee said...

Freenut butter, that's a cute name! Thanks for your comment, love your blog :D

Kiki said...

Yum, great buys! Poor thing, no choco PB? The peanut butter boy has recipes for different kinds of PB, FYI. But sunflower seed butter sounds really good!

Sharon said...

Whoa, such great finds! And sunflower seeds? Really? That is so cool!

dailygoods said...

ooooh let us know how everything tastes! they all look delicious! i have been eyeing those bumble bars for a whiel now :)

alaina said...

i love different nut butters! do you have soy nut butter? definitely try to get your hands on some, i love it even more than peanut butter.
by the way, your blog name is so fun, the shins are my favorite :)

Tara said...

That wallaby bar looks so good! I mainly eat almond butter but will now have to hunt down some sunflower butter. Looks yummy!

Theresa said...

zomg, that sunflower butter is like, my favourite stuff ever. Do you have the cookbook La Dolce Vegan? In it, there is a recipe for miso-tahini dressing. I sub sunflower butter for the tahini, and it is the most amazing, morish salad dresssing ever. Andy drinks it.

Gina said...

I found those bars after seeing them on Erica's post also!

We have sunflower seed butter here, but I've never bought it...I am seriously lacking in nut butters right now though, maybe I will have to try it!

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

Ooh, sunflower butter sounds pretty darn cool!

River said...

FreeNut butter cookies! Bake us some FreeNut butter cookies? :)

Nicci said...

The free nut butter sounds good!

teeni said...

We have sunflower seed butter here, we call it sunbutter. It is so good. I was amazed at how close to peanut butter it tasted when I first tried it. It is slightly less thick and it is sweeter, but I love it. Anyway, thanks for commenting at my blog. I came here to return the visit and naturally couldn't help but comment - I'm such a chatterbox! :) heehee.

teeni said...

Oops - here's another comment so you'll have the right link back to me. LOL. I mess that up all the time. Sorry! :)

TML <3 said...

Thanks! <3 but right now i cant sleep, but i hope i do, hehe. Have a nice day u too :-)

Mandee said...

I have seen the Freenut butter but never tried it, I might give it a go. And I've always assumed that the Bumble Bars contained honey due to the bumble bee on the packaging!

My fave Wallaby bars are the currant cashew & ginger macadamia. They also make macadamia nut butter & a chocolate spread.